Monday, June 21, 2010
James Franco Comments on Soap Actors in Lapham's Quarterly
James Franco says some really interesting, respectful things about soap actors and their constraints as actors given the time frame that daytime shoots.
This isn’t to say that soap opera performers are worse than film actors, or that their performances are inferior. The soap opera performance should always be perceived in context: it involves actors working in a tradition that soap audiences have come to expect and love. Soap actors are delivering exactly what they are supposed to—they are in tune with their audience and they are not attempting to transcend it.
The full article about acting is on Lapham's Quarterly where Franco appears as guest blogger. You all know my wub-hate relationship with Mr. F... on the one hand I'm thrilled GH is getting the press it is and on the other, interrupting everything for "stunts with movie stars" can really piss me off. Soaps aren't start-stop...they flow (something Guza needs to go back to school for). But hey, I am super excited for the MOCA location shoot (with 200 GH fan extras there--that's a PLUS) and seeing where they go with all this. You know I want to own a Franco original someday when he goes through his "Lobster" phase!
Sorry there was no Sunday Surgery. I spent the day with hubs and Dad--in my parents pool, floating around in bliss. Cyberspace seemed far away. Thank you for writing about the trouble with comments. There are about 4 of you that can't seem to post--and I'm looking into the Windows aspect of it to see if that's a problem. I'm sorry and it sucks!!
See you at 3pm!!
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